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company

noun [C]     /ˈkʌmpəni/ (plural companies) COMMERCE
an organization that sells goods or services in order to make money: a big/large/small, etc. company We're a medium-sized company giving good value for money.join/work for/leave a company Her husband has worked for the same company for 18 years.set up/found/establish a company They want to set up a company selling children's clothing.run/own a company She runs a company designing interactive computer programmes, websites, and CD-ROMS.dissolve/liquidate a company This flowchart shows the steps you need to take in order to liquidate your company.buy/buy out/take over a company The bank had bought out the company for $29 a share.a company expands/shrinks At that time the company was expanding rapidly, opening a new branch every couple of months.a company fails/ goes bankrupt/goes into liquidation Hargreaves lost thousands when the company went bankrupt. company executives/policy/profits
→ See also and Company, associated company, blue chip noun, cable company, close company, closed company, closely held company, closed-end investment company, commercial company, constituent company, controlling company, credit company, daughter company, dock company, dual listed company, finance company, holding company, insurance company, investment company, joint-stock company, limited company, listed company, management company, mutual noun, mutual insurance company, offshore company, off-the-shelf company, open-ended investment company, parent company, private company, private limited company, property company, proprietary company, public company, public limited company, quoted company, real estate company, red chip, registered company, related company, shelf company, shell, small company, Small Business Investment Company, start-up, statutory company, stock company, subsidiary, target company, trading company, trust company, unit trust company, unlimited company, unquoted company
(Definition of company noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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